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Italy Villa 16

Vacation Rental Description
Villa Sixteen is a carefully restored country house on a 1700-acre estate located in the Val d'Orcia region in southern Tuscany. This extraordinarily beautiful area of Italy sits between the land south of Siena and the borders of Umbria.

Villa Sixteen provides maximum comfort in a peaceful, refined and very private atmosphere. Guests can enjoy walks and bike rides through the property's private paths, and visits to the nearby Montepulciano, Montalcino, and Cetona—famous for their history, cuisine and wineries. A one-kilometer trail leads from the villa to the town of Sarteano. Also close is a well-known Roman spa offering the therapeutic thermal spring waters and beauty/health treatments.

Characteristic of Val D'Orcia are the villa's open, breathtaking views of Mount Amiata, with the unchanged landscape reminiscent of old master paintings. The nearby San Casciano dei Bagni is a beautiful, unspoiled medieval village, and a rather well-kept secret south of Siena.

Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Main House
Bedroom 1 - Master

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Fireplace, Air conditioning, Opens to terrace

Bedroom 2
2 Twin beds, Shared bathroom with tub and shower

Bedroom 3
2 Twin beds, Shared bathroom with tub and shower

Tower
Bedroom 4

Queen size bed, Large bathroom with shower

Bedroom 5
Queen size bed, Large bathroom with tub and shower

OUTSIDE FEATURES
Private pergola for dining al fresco (reachable by 20 steps), an extensive lawn for lounging and private woods for walks. Well-tended gardens with outdoor furniture. Beautiful private swimming pool with diving board.

AMENITIES
A/C in the master bedroom, washer, dryer and ironing facilities on the premises at disposal of the guests. Dishwasher,
satellite flat screen TV, wireless internet connection, stereo/CD system, screened windows.
  • Electricity, water, and final cleaning included
  • Heating not included (approx. €100 per day, depending on usage)
  • Daily morning housekeeping service included (4 hours for 10 guests / 2 hours for 6 guests)
  • Personal laundry and ironing service on request: €10 per hour
  • Laundry (washer and dryer) and ironing facilities available on the premises at guests’ disposal
  • Staff to cook and serve lunch/dinner, on request—€15 per hour, paid locally
  • Gardener and pool maintenance service included
  • Telephone charges extra
  • Babysitting service, on request: €15 per hour
  • Food allowance: €1,000 paid with final balance
  • Security deposit: €2,500 for 10 pax / €1,500 for 6 pax to be held at the agency
  • Check-in between 4pm and 7pm. Check-out by 10am
  • All the above services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged


Amenities
Floor Area: N/A
Facilities Included: Swimming Pool
Powder Room
Parking
Outdoor Terrace
Iron And Board
High Speed Internet
Hairdryer
Garden
Fireplace
Entertainment System
Dishwasher
Coffee Maker
Air Conditioning
Telephone
Television
Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities: Yoga
Walking
Spa Services
Restaurants
Local Excursions
Horse Back Riding
Hiking
Golf
Fishing
Cycling
Additional Services: House Keepe    
Additional Information: What to do in the Southern Region on Tuscany

While other parts of Tuscany have developed industries that have done much for the economy but little for the landscape, the "Crete Senesi" area and the neighboring "Val d'Orcia" have largely remained true to their early agricultural vocation. Today this means local products of outstanding quality, made with traditional methods and skills that are handed down from generation to generation. The best-known of these are Montalcino's distinguished Brunello red wine and the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano, both of which are the perfect complement to dishes based on the wild game of the area: pheasant, quail, hare, and wild boar. Likewise, the Pecorino cheeses made with ewe's milk from the Pienza pastures are now in great demand. One of the best food stores in the Pienza area is La Cornucopia (2 Piazza Martiri della Liberta) where you can find sweets, honey and cheeses.

While visiting the famous wine producing town of Montalcino and the artistic jewel of Pienza, you will be fascinated by their charm and history. Montalcino has a wealth of superb paintings and sculptures that make its beautifully renovated museum such a remarkable attraction. Pienza's beauty was used as a backdrop to Franco Zeffirelli's masterpiece: "Romeo and Juliet."

Restaurants

Taverna del Grappolo Blu Tasty home made pastas and excellent meats to accompany the warm, rustic interior and friendly service. English speaking staff.

Ristorante il Moro Home-style cooking, popular with the locals.

Latte di Luna Excellent local cooking: homemade pasta and meats. Popular with the locals for the roasted pig.

Ristorante Daniela Tuscan cuisine at its best and a favorite to locals.

Pizzeria La Fornarina Great pizzeria and bakery for groups traveling with children.

Mondo X, Ristorante La Frateria, at Convento di St. Francesco One of the most elegant restaurants in the area with prix fix and a la carte menus. Beautifully set in a historical convent. Easily €100 per person.

Osteria Vecchia Excellent Tuscan cooking and local favorite. Nice variety of fresh seasonal and regional dishes, superb homemade pastas, great value for the money. Closed Tuesdays in low season

La Grotta A classic restaurant with refined foods and a great selection of Vino Nobile wines.

Osteria Da Gagliano Excellent Tuscan cooking in a classic small Osteria.
Property Facts
Property Type Villa
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Sleeps 10
Pets No
Smoking No
Currency Euros


Rate Guide
Low Season 794.00
High Season 1134.00


Distances
International Airport 87 minute drive to airport
Dining 70 minute drive to Siena
Nightlife 70 minute drive to Siena


Booking Notes
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